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Gintare Grigaite, Esq. specializes in employment-based and family-based immigration law. She is H1B and PERM specialist, and counsels corporate clients on immigration-related compliance issues. Ms. Grigaite also represents individuals of extraordinary talent and ability in the EB-1 category, including artists, scientists, outstanding professors and researchers, as well as multinational executives and managers.

She also advises clients on all aspects of family related immigration, including immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, adjustment of status, conditional and permanent residence, battered-spouse petitions, asylum, waivers and naturalization.

Ms. Grigaite represents clients in removal proceedings before Immigration Court and the Board of Immigration Appeals, and authors briefs for the United States Court of Appeals. She has recently appeared as a guest speaker on the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa at the Harvard Club, New York City. 

Additionally, Ms. Grigaite represents clients in personal injury cases, such as slip and fall and automobile accidents, civil litigation and family law matters. 

Ms. Grigaite is admitted to both, the New York and New Jersey State Bars. She received her J.D. law degree from St. John’s School of Law, and Bachelor of Science, in Finance, suma cum laude, from St. John’s University. She is fluent in Lithuanian and Russian, and conversant in Spanish. 


Languages spoken: Spanish, Lithuanian, Tagalog, Arabic

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 75%
    9 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 25%



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  • Ross Brenton Russell

    Gintare is an excellent attorney. For immigration and personal injury she is a true professional. She is highly respected within the legal community and dedicated to delivering results for her clients. I endorse this lawyer.


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  • H. Scott Aalsberg

    Simply said Gintare Grigalte is a Superb Lawyer. If your injured in an accident or have an immigration problem you need to call her. I endorse her!


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Contact info


363 Broadway
Bayonne, NJ, 07002


NYCurrently registered 200907/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
The National Advocates: Top 40 Under 40 in Immigration LawThe National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers2016
10 Best Law Firm for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers2016
Top ContributorAVVO2016
Client's ChoiceAVVO2016
Superb Rated AttorneyAVVO2016
Lead Counsel RatedLead Counsel2016
Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2016
Client's ChoiceAVVO2015
10 Best Law Firm for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers2015
Excellent Rated AttorneyAVVO2014
Client's ChoiceAVVO2014
Client's ChoiceAVVO2013
CALI Excellence AwardsCALI2008
Dean's List and Honor's RollSt. John's University - Tobin College of Business2004
Honors GraduateSt. John's University - Tobin College of Business2004
Silver Medalist and Certificate of Honorable MeritNational Latin Association2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHyatt Legal Plans2015 - Present
Managing PartnerGRIGAITE & ABDELSAYED, LLC2012 - Present
Expert Immigration Attorneywww.JustAnswer.com2012 - Present
Judicial ClerkshipHon. Larry D. Martin, New York State Supreme Court, NY2006 - 2006
AttorneyClarke & Associates2006 - 2012
Judicial ClerkshipHon. Randolph Jackson, New York State Supreme Court, NY2003 - 2003
Finance InternMerrill Lynch & Co.2002 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
Lithuanian American Bar Association (LABAS)Attorney Member2012 - Present
Hudson County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Attorney Member2006 - Present
Toastmasters InternationalPresident2006 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In the Matter of I_A_In absentia order of removal reopened
In the Matter of L_R_Won battered spouse petition in removal proceedings
Employment-Based SponsorshipObtained approval for employment-based sponsorship for construction worker
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Publication nameTitleDate
AMERICANO NewspaperImmigration is Accepting Renewals for Deferred Action (DACA)2014
AMERICANO NewspaperIf You Are a Victim of Crime, Can Immigration Help You?2014
AMERICANO NewspaperI Am In an Abusive Relationship and The Cycle Continues, What Can I Do?2014
WebsiteU Visa2013
AMERICANOInterview with Immigration Lawyer Gintare Grigaite, Esq.2013
WhereItzAtNew Immigration Policy - Deferred Action Status for Young Illegal Immigrants a/k/a DREAMers2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St John's University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
St John's UniversityFinance, summa cum laudeBS - Bachelor of Science2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ministerios El ShaddaiPresident Obama's Executive Action2015
Immigration SeminarImmigration Seminar2015
Iglesia De DiosDAPA2015
CUNY Citizenship Now!Immigration Law2015
Ministerios El ShaddaiMonthly Immigration Updates2014
Immigrant RightsImmigration Is Accepting Renewals for Deferred Action (DACA)2014
Immigrant RightsUnlawful Presence Provisional Waiver2013
CUNY Citizenship Now!Immigration Law2013
Immigrant RightsDACA2012
Immigrant RightsComprehensive Immigration Reform2012
CUNY Citizenship Now!Immigration Law2012
Specialty Roundtables at St. John's School of LawEmployment and Family Based Immigration2011
Harvard Club of NYCEB-5 Investment Visas2011
CUNY Citizenship Now!Immigration Law2010